Justice Heroes Elite
CHP 35: Goblin Fly
Walking and entering into the room Princess Kitana walks past Liu Kang taking a seat over in one of the chairs located within the dojo looking up at both Kung Lao and Liu Kang she crosses one leg over the other with much on her mind concerning certain information which was given to her not long ago.
"I'm sure the two of you have already heard about the potential return of Shinnok; and I have come here to ask if I in anyway can assist you in stopping this from happening?" Kitana asks with much concern.
Both Shalion members look at one another knowing fully they have no plan for this rumored threat as of right now. According to Scorpion the sorcerer is currently lurking somewhere in the Nether Realm, and that wouldn't benefit them at all to try and act now. Even if they did make their way over into the Nether Realm to try and stop this before it begins, they'd be defeated easily. Not to mention their souls would be taken and they'd most likely spend the rest of eternity there.
"As of right now, there isn't much we can do except wait and hope this thing is unsuccessful. As long as he isn't present within Earth Realm, there just isn't much we can do." Liu Kang says.
Walking into a dark alleyway is a tall 7' foot plus individual who wears a light brown trench coat and dark brown hat to go with it. It isn'st the greatest disguise to try and hide his physical features, but it will have to do for now. With his escape from Arkham Asylum, Killer Croc will have to be especially careful to stick to the shadows; the Arkham authorities are no doubt on his trail. But it isn't them he has to worry about so much, but rather the one who glides around in a cape and cowl. A masked avenger who has somewhat taken the law into his own hands, tracking down Gotham's most lethal criminals.
"If the bat shows up in my path; my only option is to loose him." Killer Croc thinks to himself.
Trying to fight one on one with the Dark Knight could go either way in his mind; but if he were to be defeated he'd find himself back behind the walls of Arkham. Out of all the inmates which are being held there; he probably despises it most, but than again who would want to be locked up? Observing that of lighting from a building up ahead, Croc continues forward wondering where he should go from here. His old hideout is an option, not to mention Batman never did know the location of it.
"Enjoying the night air Croc? I hope so, because it will be your last for some time."
With clinched fists Killer Croc begins looking in all directions trying to locate where the voice came from. He may not know the answer to where, but the who is all to obvious. He has heard the dark tone on several occasions and there is no doubt in his mind that it is the bat.
"Come on out and show yourself Batman, so I can drop you dead!" Killer Croc yells out.
Frustration would be the perfect word to describe what he currently feels; how on earth has Batman caught on to his whereabouts so quickly. He just escaped from the Asylum no more than twenty minutes ago! Taking a look up at the building tops, Croc frowns seeing as Batman glides down in front of him. Moving back a little to create space between them both, Batman pulls out two batarangs.
"I hate to have to send you back to Arkham, but you and I both know if I don't; you will only cause trouble. You leave me no choice Croc, and I know you won't come quietly. Doing things by force is my specialty anyway."
"Confident as usual Batman; but one of these days it will be your downfall. I'm willing to bet that time has finally come!"
Charging forward Killer Croc wraps his arms around the Dark Knight applying a tight grip smashing them both into a nearby dumpster. Kicking Croc off of him Bats throws an explosive batarang which blows up on impact tossing Croc even further in the other direction. Getting up fully Batman wastes no time running over at Croc to continue his attack. Reaching out Killer Croc grabs Batman by his shoulders throwing him into a brick wall head first! Tumbling to the ground Batman's vision is blurry and all he can do is watch as Croc opens that of a sewer lid entering and shutting it behind him.
"Uhh, he got away." Batman says standing while at the same time feeling dizzy.
Catching back up with Croc can wait for another time, there are much more important things he's got on his belt which need to get done. Grappling himself up to the building tops, he just looks down on the city with his vision soon becoming clear. Sitting with on a train with his eyes closed is Peter Parker who is making his way back to the city of New York. It'll be a couple of hours before it comes to his stop; so for now he can just get a little shut eye.
Sitting up Peter opens his eyes to see a woman standing in front of him with long blond hair. It reminds him of his encounter/team up with the JLA member who goes by the name of Black Canary. Boy would he really like to see her again; they only met once, but there is just something that he felt between the two of them.
"Yeah I guess you could say that." Peter replies.
"Do you mind if I sit here?"
"No, go right ahead."
Setting her purse down, she takes a seat next to him. For the most part there aren't very many people present within the train, except for the two of them along with five others. He isn't sure why Gotham's Knight protector is so stubborn; even if Batman and Robin do find out any information about Blackmask and Hammerhead, you can almost be certain they won't speak a word of it to him. Wait a minute; how would they even be able to contact him?
"I don't know about you, but this world must be coming to an end. Lately the violence has been picking up here on our home turf, not to mention globally. I hate to say it, but I'm not even sure that Superman can turn things around. Many seem to think he's the savior of us all, but that is just elementary talk in my opinion." She says.
Looking up at the ceiling he gives it a little thought, but he wouldn't go as far as saying the world is going to end. In his opinion things could be a lot worse if that was the case.
"We all just have to try and stay positive within these hard times. Superman may not be our savior like some people say, but he does inspire a lot of good; and lets not forget there are many others out there like him." Peter says.
"Maybe so, but I'd say evil is toppling the side of good. I don't know if you heard about this or not, but it's been all over the news since yesterday morning when it was reported. But apparently a young girl at the age of seven was brutally murdered in her room by a complete stranger who entered her home. From the reports they're unable to tell who or what did that to her. Her mother was out of town, while her father was out working late; they say the brother was the only one in the home when it occurred but he was asleep."
Peter's heart jumps when hearing this information, who in there right mind would do something like that. But then he laughs at himself a bit; with the amount of maniacs in this world nothing should be surprising as far as what they're capable of. Regardless of that, the thought of what she must have went through disgusts him to no end!
"I mean really what can we do, people like you and I can only do so much."
"Yeah I guess you're right." He replies.
Some distance away Wonder Woman walks the streets but out of uniform, wearing a pink shirt with blue jeans and blue sneakers. The only part of her patrol attire that she wears is the metal bracelets, but they're hidden under the long sleeve shirt. Looking out in the middle of the street while cars pass by, massive light energy forms out of nowhere with some type of robot/machine appearing. Many cars which pass by crash into one another trying to avoid whatever this thing is.
"Great Hera." Diana says to herself.
But then the weirdest thing happens with the robot turning it's attention directly to her. Using some type of booster pack it hovers into the air blasting off and landing in front of her. At the moment she isn't sure what this is all about, but she'll keep her guard up just incase there is any sort of deception.
"Diana Prince, I have come to battle you to the death. There is no option; I'll show you why the Amazon's are inferior to all." It says in it's robotic voice.
Moving back a little while getting into a fighting stance she can't believe what is happening. What is this thing, and how does it know of the Amazons? If she had to guess she'd say it's not from this world based on it's design.
"Who sent you?" She finally asks.
"Question rejected, only objection is to defeat and bring in Princess of Themyscira."
Tightening her fists she wishes she had at least been carrying the lasso with her; most of the time she does, but tonight she doesn't. It really shouldn't matter, whatever this thing may be should easily be beaten. Just as she gets ready to attack a man steps in front of her.
"Run while you got the chance lady, I'll try and hold it off. And before you ask, yes I heard all of what it said." The unknown individual says.
Moving up she puts a hand to his wrist shaking her head back and forth.
"Trust me, just get out of here I'll handle this." She says.
The certain man is very defiant and stubborn only telling her to run once again while pushing her hand away. Just then the eyes of the robot light up as it blasts out lasers which rip through the stomach and chest of the man who falls to his death. Blood splatters everywhere with Diana jumping back to try and avoid it but gets a little on her shirt!
"Distraction terminated, now to begin main mission."
Many civilians who stand around, scream out in horror trying to get as far away from the area as possible; some by vehicles and others by foot. Putting it's hand out toward her it transforms it's entire arm into a massive blaster! Totally caught off Diana is hit by the laser beam which it fires off tossing her back in the other direction into a jewelry store.
"Hey miss are you ok?" One of the store workers ask.
"I'll be just fine, just stay in her and you should be safe." She says getting to her feet.
She exits out of the window she came crashing through making her way out onto the sidewalk. Down the street the robot approaches her, but at a very slow pace. Deciding to take it to the air, she speedblitzes the machine punching it into the side of a building. Reaching forward she grabs it by it's head pulling it out of the wall smashing her fist into it's face sending it in the other direction into a truck. Flying over she stands over it with crossed arms wanting answers.
"Why don't you enlighten me on why you're here to defeat me. I'd make it quick before I turn you into scraps."
Looking up at her, the robot stretches out it's arm punching her sky high reverting it's blaster hand back to normal. Catching herself, Diana hovers in the air looking down on this thing truly wondering who is behind this creation. By the sound of it, she'd say it belongs to an enemy of her people. Her eyes widen as it teleports out of sight but re appears behind her, knocking Diana out of the air and into a bus stop bench which shatters on impact. Looking up at the machine she puts a hand to her shoulder, still feeling some of the pain from an encounter she had earlier on patrol hours ago. Before she or the attacker are able to do a thing, the robot is knocked out of the air by some type of projectile.
"What is th.." Standing she doesn't finish her sentence, looking up at an individual who floats up in the air catching the projectile which knocked the robot out of the air.
That certain person turns their attention to her flying down toward her, and as they get closer she realizes the projectile is in fact some type of hammer. Landing down in front of her, he uses a finger moving a few strands of hair from her face.
"Why would something be attacking a woman as beautiful as you? Anyhow, you need not worry I Thor will take it from here."
Before he's able to take off she grabs him by his arm pulling Thor back.
"I appreciate the help, but that thing came here to fight against me. As a warrior I will not back down, and I'm going to ask that you stay out of my way."
Looking at her he almost wants to laugh, what would this simple civilian know about being a warrior.
"And you are?" He asks with a somewhat smart tone.
"Wonder Woman." She replies flying at top speed toward the robot.
Standing in place with his mouth wide open, Thor can't believe he has met the Wonder Woman! As much as Superman gets talked about among the public, she is the biggest role model among almost all women. For now he'll stay back, but if it looks like things are getting out of control he'll jump in. Just as she's about to reach the robot someone zooms in at top speeds beating her to the punch; dashing around at high velocity beating the machine down!
"Is everything ok Wonder Woman, you weren't answering your JL communicator so I decided to beam myself down here and make sure everything was ok." Flash asks.
Coming to a stop she stands in front of him with a frown on her face. Looking away from her and down on the robot, he looks back up at her realizing she wanted to be the one to finish it off.
"Oh ok...whenever did you care who takes out the bad guy? I mean really who's keeping score?"
Just then the battered robot reaches out grabbing Flash by his ankle while at the same time the two of them disappear in a flash of light leaving only Wonder Woman who stands alone! It is then that she looks over her shoulder to see Thor approaching.
"Was that a friend or teammate of yours? If so we might have trouble, something similar happened to a few of my teammates. But the enemies we encountered were nothing like that, but rather living specimens." Thor informs.
Wonder Woman isn't sure how to reply, or what to even say completely confused on what Thor is saying, and why that robot would even do whatever it did to Flash. If she could recall it came here for her in the first place! Talk about strange, this is something that will immediately have to be taken to Martian, Superman and Batman.
"I'm sorry to leave in such a hurry...Thor, but I must find out what happened to Flash." Wonder Woman tells.
Using her JL device, she instantly teleports herself to the watch tower. After she is out of sight Thor just stands in place for a few moments wondering what to think of this. Honestly all of them could be facing trouble; A.K.A super heroes. This isn't the first time he's seen one of them being zapped away like that; and honestly he's feeling like it won't be the last either.
"Guess it's time I return to base." He says to himself.
The rest of the night seems to pass by slowly bringing up daylight. Considering what has happened in the past with the strange disappearances of heroes on the battlefield; it is starting to feel as though these occurrences aren't random at all, but rather planned organized attacks. Opening his eyes to the sunlight which comes through the curtain, Tony looks over at the clock to see it is a little after eight thirty AM. Laying back he can feel the body of Sandra, which brings back all the great memories of last night. Moving over a little bit, he rubs up next to her; loving the feel of her naked body up against his.
"Good morning sweetie." She says with a grin, but with closed eyes.
Moving over even closer to her side he brings his lips to her neck planting little kisses which causes her to smile even more.
"Last night was incredible, and something I will never forget. But enough about that; how did I do?" Tony asks.
Opening her eyes she rolls over looking him in the face displaying a seductive smile.
"On a scale of one through ten, I give you an eight point nine." She says wrapping her arms around his neck.
"I'll take that as a complement."
Pulling him down on top of her the two join in a passionate kiss wanting even more of the other. Breaking the kiss Tony turns to his other side moving over and reaching down he lifts up his boxer briefs putting them back on.
"What are you doing hun, what about our session for morning sex?" She asks with a smile.
Getting out of the bed Stark walks over recovering his socks and pants putting them on the chair next to the balcony door. Walking back over he takes a seat at the end of the bed looking back over at Sandra; amazed at her beauty, still not believing he just slept with her. It'll probably be some time before it fully sinks in.
"I'm sorry gorgeous, but I have a plane to catch which is scheduled to leave at 11:45." Tony replies.
"Can't we just get in a quickie?" She asks.
Moving over next to her Tony gives her another kiss getting up and walking toward the bathroom turning and looking back at her.
"I'm going to take a shower, so I can get ready to return home. You should probably return to wherever you're staying before Trevor starts to worry. You've got my number, so just give me a call sometime." Tony says entering into the bathroom.
Hearing the mention of Trevor makes Sandra feel a bit guilty, but it is something she won't let get down on her. Getting out of the bed she gets fully dressed, writing a note for tony on a notepad leaving it on the table gathering her things and leaving the room.
Within a police station, a group of detectives discuss a homicide case which involved seven year old Elizabeth Day. The squad goes over the details of her death but really aren't sure what to make of some of their findings. The thing made obvious to them is that several different weapons were used on her, which would make one guess whoever did this had some time and was comfortable not thinking someone would walk on them! For the most part they have agreed to keep away most of the gory details from the parents, as well as the public. The sad thing is, her brother Tommy was in the next room asleep when this occurred, which confuses many in the group wondering why wasn't he able to hear anything? Downtown walking the streets of new York is Peter Parker, who yawns due to his lack of real sleep the past night.
"I think a thing of hot coffee would be a great idea right now." Peter says to himself.
Walking down a few blocks he comes to a stop in front of a shop which sells coffee as well as other refreshments. Turning away from the shop his eyes broaden to see a familiar foe gliding around in the air throwing down pumpkin bombs on the civilians!
"Hob Goblin!" Peter says tightening his fists.
Looking around he makes his way for the nearest alleyway running at full speed. He wonders what Hobby is up to this time; just like their last encounter this is seeming quiet random. Exiting out of the alleyway he swings from building to building as Spiderman.
"Bout time wall crawler, for a second I thought you'd be a no show." Hob Goblin yells out.
Oh OK! So this was all just an attempt to get him to come out by attacking the people; the thing Spidy can't quiet put a finger on is the lack of common sense by Hob Goblin. With the merging of the two earth's there're even more heroes around; and him trying to hurt innocents trying to get Spiderman to come out, could draw the attention of Green Lantern, Superman, Wonder Woman etc.
"I'm starting to think you've got an unhealthy obsession with me. The last time we met, this was your exact reason for attacking the civilians." Spiderman says.
"If it works, than don't stop it, is the way I see it." Hob Goblin replies.
Just as Spiderman swings forward getting closer to Hob Goblin he is shot out of the air from behind landing on top of a vehicle. Shaking himself off he looks up into the sky seeing another individual who fly's around using a jet pack of some sort.
"Oh I guess I forgot to mention I've got a new temporary partner in crime. He mainly does business in a city called Gotham, but for now that won't be so. Allow me to introduce you to firefly!"
Using his great reflexes and athletic ability, Spidy dodges a fire blast which comes from firefly blowing up the vehicle leaving behind flames. Shooting out his web Spidy pulls a stop sign out of it's place toward him and throwing it up at Hob Goblin who is knocked off of his glider.
"And he scores! Just look at the crowd going wild." Spiderman says to himself.
Shooting out his web, Spidy is able to catch Hob Goblin out of the air before he falls to the ground. Swinging him around a little bit Spiderman tosses him into a brick wall putting his hands up.
"And the extra point by the field goal unit is good!" Spiderman says with much energy.
But being off guard he is shot and tossed back in the other direction by one of Firefly's flame blasts. But he is quickly able to flip back up unharmed by the attack. Using a small gadget out of his bag Hob Goblin is able to call the glider back to his side jumping back on top of it.
"You may be great Spiderman, but the numbers don't favor you at all!" Hob Goblin says pulling out a pumpkin bomb.
Putting all of his arm into it Hob Goblin launches it toward the web slinger. But with the reverberation of a blustering scream; the bomb explodes in mid air! Turning and looking over his shoulder, Spiderman feeds his eyes on the woman who has been on his mind for the past seventeen hours! But what is Black Canary doing here?
"Why do you look so surprised Spider? I'm here to help you, and the how and why can wait for later." Canary says winking at him.
Hovering down closer to Hob Goblin Firefly whistle observing the overall body frame of Canary. Neither Spiderman or Black Canary pay his remark much attention maintaining their composure.
"Well I'd say the numbers are even now. So which of them would you like my lady." Spiderman says in a very gentleman like tone.
Seeing that she frowns at what he just said, Spidy chuckles to himself. It may be hard to believe, but for some reason he has a crush on her. But right now he'll have to put all that aside and focus. He won't lie to himself, but he's glad to see her again; especially this soon.
"Guess I'll take Hobby." Spiderman says running forward dodging a missile which is shot from Hob Goblin's glider.
Running forward Canary follows him into battle against the two super criminals.
To Be Continue